DR PUSHPA CHATURVEDI tells us in verse what it takes to be a warrior

A reminder to self….

Awful enemies we have so many 

Funny! that they reside inside you ‘n’ me 

Though they aren’t worth a single penny 

But like hell they keep on defeating you ‘n’ me 

Ego thumps in, shouting how can I quit? 

My presence is what makes you feel falsely fit 

I make you rule over all those whom you meet

Dr Pushpa Chaturvedi

Don’t speak of humility, it’s the power of the weak 

How much ever we kick out anger ‘n’ wrath 

They come back again like a fresh dart 

Configured cunningly to impede our path 

Robbing peace ‘n’ joy from our loving heart 

Hate is what we hate to live with 

But then at times, hate never listens 

Challenges brutally our loving etiquette 

Filling our insides with poisonous spate 

When ugly pride comes walloping in 

What follows is our plunge into a dirty bin 

Pride costs us almost everything 

And when it’s beaten, we are nothing 

A semi-abstract work by Dr Kishore Roy, showing a man  walking   amidst chaos, away  from  worldly light, depicting that he  is a spiritual  warrior unafraid  to  wade  into  darkness, with  his  soul  light. 

Greed grips us tightly left and right 

It does not rest until it feels satisfied 

And raises its evil head again ‘n’ again 

For greed we know is never quenched

Get out, get out, we cry writhing in pain 

The stress you all create makes us insane 

You attack our naive wandering mind and soul 

How do we get back our peace, you stole 

It’s finally becomes evident that all we need 

Is an awakened mind ‘n’ soul which pays heed 

Be a warrior of your mind’s garden, now invaded by foes 

Kill the opponents with soul power that glows 

Welcome love, patience, humility, contentment to reside 

Never permit awful terrorists to take you for a ride 

An aroused mind is an abode of joy, peace ‘n’ sublime 

Pray for God’s grace to conquer the hidden enemies inside 

To find calm and order living with chaos around 

Is what a mind warrior needs to learn abound 

When we choose to change our mind thoughts and acts

A mind on guard, renders futile, any enemy attack.

(Featured Image: Sketch by Dr Pushpa Chaturvedi)

Dr Pushpa Chaturvedi, a paediatrician with over 50 years’ experience, is an educationist and researcher, with over 100 research publications, mainly on social paediatrics in renowned medical journals. Ex-Professor and Head of Department of Paediatrics, MGIMS Sevagram, Wardha, she is a thinker, writer, poet, artist and a spiritual blogger with over 500 blogs to her credit. Dr Chaturvedi is also a keen traveller, music and nature lover.

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